Confidence. You’re not born with it. Well, probably not. Like muscle mass, you build it up over time. Many of us don’t, though. We sheepishly slog through life at half-strength, not even close to living up to our full potential, at work, in love, you name it. How sad is that?
A 70-year-old grandmother became the first woman over the age of 70 to finish the100-mile Western States ultramarathon over the weekend. Gunhild Swanson of Spokane Valley, Washington just barely completed the grueling race with just six seconds to spare before the clocks shut off.
Doctors often keep patients awake during brain surgery to monitor them for injuries in real time. Put in this situation, most of us would probably do very little of anything other than respond when spoken to and pray for a swift end to the experience.